Aberdeen, S.D. – With less than a second left to go in overtime, Jed Pietila scored his second goal of the night to push the Bruins to victory over the Aberdeen Wings, 3-2.
After their loss on Friday night, the Bruins came out with a vengeance in the first period on Saturday night. The scoring got started early, a little over three minutes into the game when Pietila slid one past Wings’ netminder Henry Welsch. Later in the period, Austin added to their lead when Ben Almquist hit the back of the net off a feed from Hugh Larkin.
In the second, the Wings made things interesting scoring late in the period to cut the lead in half, 2-1. In the third, Hugh Larkin was called for boarding and set Aberdeen up on the powerplay. The second-year Bruin wasn’t in the box long before the Wings punched one in behind Bruins netminder Tyler Shea, tying the game at two goals apiece.
Shea stood on his head to keep things tied and force overtime. It was in that extra period when the Bruins, and Jed Pietila, sealed the game. Dante Sheriff picked off a breakout pass at the Bruins offensive blue-line and found his defenseman cutting to the front of the net. Sheriff’s pass hit Pietila in the tape who then lofted the puck top-shelf and won the game for the Bruins with only 0.6 seconds left on the clock.
The Bruins and Wings will renew their rivalry with two games at Riverside Arena this coming weekend. On Friday, October 4 the Bruins welcome fans with their first $10 Night in celebration of the team’s 10th Anniversary. All tickets, select merchandise, beer specials, and other items will be discounted to $10. On Saturday, the Bruins honor the communities first responders and their family’s with First Responder’s night. All first responders get free admission with their family receiving tickets for only $5. Tickets for both games go on sale at all the Bruins vendors including Games People Play, Hy-Vee, Holiday Inn, and Jim’s Marketplace, on Monday, September 30.